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CBS
Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and trees are submerged and at the airport the power of the river flipped a plane. kristin fisher spent the morning surveying the damage. >> reporter: it's bad here but getting better. this is the monocacy river, the river that runs underneath i- 70, up through the national battlefield and up to write am now, pine cliff park. you can see this park still completely under water. this is the main roadway into the park. the water is up to the street sign. beyond that, there are three play grounds in this park, all of them partially subamericanned. farther to your right, you can see the red roof of one of seven pa ville beans in this -- pa villains in this park. all seven of them, the water is beyond the roof. there are five baseball fields completely under water. two men had to be rescued when their raft overturned upstream. they were rescued by the sheriff's department and firefighters, brought to safety and we're told they're doing much better this morning. just to show you how dangerous these rising river waters can be and this sign says it all. park flooded. turn around. do not drown. n
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
their way. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live at pepco headquarters with today's readiness efforts. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. power companies from north carolina all the way up to new york are closely monitoring hurricane sandy's track this morning. here in our region pepco has already started to implement their emergency plan. what they've done already yesterday they put 400 contractors on standby throughout the weekend. they also called out to other states for reinforcement. a lot of people in the d.c. area, they appreciate what the power companies are doing. but i think you can understand they don't have a ton of faith that the power companies will actually be able to keep the lights on if this storm does indeed hit. they're taking matters into their own hands. check out what it was like yesterday at the lowe's in laurel. people were lined up to put down anywhere from $800 to $1200 down for generators, a clear sign of concern that folks are growing increasingly nervous about hurricane sandy. >> this impending storm has got me pretty nervous. you know, i d
CBS
Oct 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
accomplishments one by one. >> kristin fisher is live from our satellite center with a look at how the night went for each candidate. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. no clear winner out of this third and final debate. instant polls from both cbs and cnn did give president obama a slight edge but mitt romney held his own. no major gaffes even though foreign policy the subject matter of this third and final debate is not his strong suit. that's widely regarded as his big weak spot. i want you to take a look at the video as the two campaign dates walked out. -- candidates walked out. they are all smiles but this was another very heated debate. the most memorable line, the most tweeted line of the night came from the president as he attacked his opponent's comments about cuts to the defense budget. >> i think governor romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. you mentioned the navy for example. we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. we have these things c
CBS
Oct 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
moran making comments about voter fraud. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher has more from our satellite center. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. this hidden camera footage was recorded right outside an arlington restaurant early this month. it features an undercover investigator. that's who was taking this video. he's an investigator for a conservative watchdog groups that. -- that's called project -- [indiscernible] he approaches patrick moran with a plan to cast fraudulent ballots. at first patrick seems hesitant. listen closely. >> that's tough. i mean, like -- i feel like all the energy you're putting into it, i think it would be much better suited -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: but the investigator pushes on and that's when the field director and son of an 11-term congressman finally gives some advice on how to pull off the deception at the polls. patrick never fully endorses the plan but he does tell the investigator to look into it. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: yesterday after the video went viral, his father's campaign released a statement saying, quote, patrick is
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
franchise claimed the division title. now they're going to the playoffs. kristin fisher has more on last night's win. >> reporter: the washington nationals stormed the field wearing the new division t- shirts. it didn't take long before they were soaked with champagne. now every nats fan want as piece of history. >> i saw somebody wearing one of these last night, and i was forced to leave a little earlier to try to beat the traffic out of south capitol street. >> reporter: james and dozens of other nats fans flocked to the store tuesday morning. the store opened an hour and a half early so the fans could get their hands on all the official championship merchandise. >> i am buying for my nieces, family, friends. >> reporter: if you come on down to modell's, you have three options. there's the gray championship t- shirt that all the players were wearing last night. there's the red championship t- shirt that has all of the players' names on the back, but the real jewel is this playoff hat. a spokeswoman for the washington nationals told me they expect this hat to sell out first. >> it's a b
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
for a senior from woodson high school. he's been missing since monday. kristin fisher sat down with his parents at their home in fairfax this morning. >> it wasn't until after football practice when he was overdue in coming home that i became concerned. >> reporter: that was monday evening. mike glenn has been searching for his son ever since. 17-year-old bryan glenn, a senior at woodson high school. >> it's difficult. it's really tough. we don't have enough leads to help us develop an opinion on what the likely outcome is here. >> reporter: bryan was last seen here at woodson high school around 7:15 monday morning. his car was found less than 24 hours later at a park just two miles away. inside his car, police found their next big clue. a receipt from a dunkin donuts ju up the road. >> it's -- as a parent i would like to think i've got a 17- year-old son who's experimented and something went awry and he's trying to figure out how to -- how to deal with the shame and come home. i'd like to think that's the case. i'm praying that that's the case. >> reporter: he's also praying that surveillance
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
baseball fans, it's a game they've been waiting for all their lives. our kristin fisher caught up with some of the fans this morning as they were headed out to nats park. >> going all the way, baby. number one. i believe. we all believe. don't we? we're going all the way, right, folks? let's hear it. >> reporter: almost a hundred people were lined up hoping to score some last-minute standing room only tickets to the first post-season game ever played here at nats park. what time did you get out here? >> about 20 minutes to 6:00. there were for people in front of us. >> just now calling into work to let them know i'll not be there today. >> i was here for the first opener when they opened the stadium. i figured better be here for the first playoff game, too. >> reporter: check out those nails. how long did it take you to do that? >> about two hours. i do them every night. there's no words to express how excited i am. >> reporter: cheers as the box office opens. everyone in line got what they came for. those who already had tickets hold down their spots to be first inside the ballpark. >> tha
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
history tonight. or kristin fisher was there. >> reporter: game four was about as good as it gets. everything is on the line in game five. more than 200 nats fans were camped outside the box office this morning hoping to score? last-minute standing room only tickets to game five. what time did you get out here? >> 3:00 in the morning. >> reporter: shut up. >> no, i came straight from work. >> reporter: you watched the game at work and came straight here? >> yeah. >> that was probably the loudest i've before been to d.c. sports. that's the most people i ever hugged. >> it was one of the best baseball games i've ever seen. >> reporter: how pumped are you in for tonight's game? >> i hope i can get in. they have the ace on the hill. ready to go. >> fans are going to go crazy. >> reporter: how much would i have to pay you to get that ticket from you? >> not for sale. >> going to be pretty hard to pry them out of my hands. >> i don't think you can. this is a game. after last night, the fans are going to go crazy. they've been doing it all year winning in different ways and i think this
CBS
Oct 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of sugary drinks? several members of the d.c. council say they'd support it. kristin fisher has more from outside of the home of the big gulp 7-left gln this is not -- 7-eleven. >> this is not right. >> reporter: just mentioning sugary drink bans enough to set off this store owner. how is it going to affect your business? >> big time. >> reporter: it's not a done deal. not even close. no action of any kind has been taken by the d.c. council but according to wtop, during the recent at large debate, two current council members said they would vote to ban the sale of large sugary drinks. new york city has already banned the sale of sugary drinks over 16 ounces. that's the size of 7-eleven's gulp, the smallest in the big gulp family. so in new york, the big gulp is already banned ant don't even think -- and don't even think about the whopping 64 ounce double gulp. >> i never even drink half of the big gulp. it would be fine with me. >> reporter: supporters say the ban could help curb obesity and diabetes. >> i think americans do need to watch their health and it costs the general public a lot
CBS
Oct 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
will be in iowa. >>> well, the presidential debate is the top story across the country. kristin fisher has a look at some of the headlines outside the newseum where the front pages of most newspapers featured a picture from one of the most memorable moments of last night's debate. >> the last four years you cut permits and licenses on federal land and federal waters in half. >> not true, governor romney. >> so how much did you cut? >> not true. >> how much did you cut them by them? >> we produced more oil-- >> no, how much did you cut licenses and permits on federal waters? >> governor romney, here's what we did. there were a whole bunch of oil companies-- >> i had a question. the question is how much did you cut them by? >> you want me to answer -- i'm happy to answer. >> and it is? >> reporter: it wasn't the most substantive but most memorable. so much so that at least half of the numbs on display out-- newspapers on display outside this morning used that finger pointing picture on the front page. >> it's a contentious tight race. i think the candidates, both of their attitudes reflected that.
CBS
Oct 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the tickets were issued. kristin fisher has more from a roadway that has cost drivers in the district of columbia nearly $24 million in speed camera tickets over the last year. >> reporter: 295 in northeast washington is the most ticketed road in all of d.c. it accounts for more than a quarter of all the speed camera tickets issued in the city. why? >> most people think it is an interstate highway or a u.s. highway by its design and the number of lanes. but they're being fooled. they have fooled themselves. >> reporter: this speed camera at 295 and benning road is the fourth busiest speed camera in the city. over the last year it issued more than 36,000 tickets -- 46,000 tickets for a whopping $5 million in revenue. if 295 looks like a freeway, people drive on it like a freeway. in some sense isn't it a little until fair to have this many speed cameras on this stretch of roadway? >> the other question is whether the speed limit should be evaluated or reevaluated on 295. >> reporter: four of the top ten speed camera locations are on 295, including the top two. the others are on missour
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
cause of death. kristin fisher caught up with glenn's classmates as they arrived at school this morning. >> i don't know what to think. i don't know what else to do. all i can do is pray right now for his family. >> reporter: students at woodson high school are wearing all black today in honor of their classmate bryan glenn. the 17-year-old had been missing since last monday and hundreds of volunteers spent the last week looking for him. it was one of those volunteers that found the body deep in the woods at thaiss park. yesterday his parents released a statement saying with tremendous sadness in our hearts we learned this afternoon of our son bryan's death. this devastating news has been a great shock to our family and friends. right now this family and our community are grieving and we need to let the investigation run its course. at first fairfax county police called it an apparent suicide on twitter, though they wouldn't identify the body. then they posted that it was too early in the investigation to determine circumstances of death. but ask any of bryan's classmates and they say i
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
kristin fisher is live at pepco headquarters with details. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. this morning power companies from north carolina all the way up to new york city are closely following hurricane sandy's track. here at pepco in our region, they have already started to activate your emergency plans. yesterday they put 400 contractors on stand "best" by throughout the weekend. they've also called out to other states to have reinforcements ready in case this thing does hit us. a lot of people in the d.c. area as you might guess, they don't put a ton of faith in the power companies. they'll be able to keep the lights on so they went ahead and took matters into their own hands. check out what it was like yesterday at the lowe's in laurel. people were lined up to put down anywhere from $800 to $1200 bucks for generators, a clear sign of concern that folks are growing increasingly nervous about hurricane sandy. >> this impending storm has got me pretty nervous. you know, i decided to invest in a generator. been out of power a few different times. i've lost food, h
CBS
Oct 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. kristin fisher joins us with more information. >> reporter: rick curl is expected to make his first court appearance in one hour right here in montgomery county. he is charged with one count of child abuse for allegedly sexually abusing a teenage girl that he used to coach 30 years ago. a former olympic swim coach is accused of inappropriately touching the victim starting when she was just 13 years old. montgomery county police say the abuse progressed into an inappropriate sexual relationship about two years later. the victim is now 43. curl is 63. he's already been banned from the sport for life by u.s.a. swimming. that happened last month. the legendary swim club that he started in montgomery county, the curl-burke swim club has been renamed the nation's capital swim club. now he's facing criminal charges. the most immediate question facing the judge is will curl be granted bond. his hearing is set for 1:00. in rockville, i'm kristin fisher, 9news now. >>> we have just learned that curl is not expected to be in court today. but right now he is being held on $50,000 bond and we could le
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> today marks the one-year anniversary of the occupy movement coming here to d.c. kristin fisher is live at farragut square. when will things begin to heat up, kristin? >> reporter: we think they should be getting started right around 7:00. that's when protesters are planning on meeting here. then sometime after 7:00, they're going to start one of two protests planned for today along k street. there's two of them. one is shut down k street. the other is storm k street. the one that's going to be leaving from right here in farragut square again should be taking place sometime after 7:00 a.m. but protesters are being kind of tight lipped about exactly where they're going and when they're leaving because they want to try to keep an element of surprise because they have to deal with d.c. police, u.s. park police, and what they're going to be targeting are a lot of the usual suspects. let's take a look at them right now. we're talking about 30 different banks, businesses and government agencies all along the k street corridor. goldman sachs, freddie mac, american bankers association, the imf,
CBS
Oct 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
to look at their take on the issues that are important to you, the voters. kristin fisher has more on what came out of last evening. chris continue, good morning. >> reporter: good morning -- kristin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. no doubt the incumbent has the experience here. he's 86 years old and he's been at this for 20 years but his democratic challenger john delaney is a successful businessman and this redistricting has certainly given him the edge. last night both of these candidates sat down in our studios and they debated the issues but also discussed why they're running. listen. >> some have suggested that part of the reason you're running is because the party asked you to do it because they didn't have anybody else that even had a chance in the new district. did that have anything to do with it? >> it probably does. i really reach across the aisle. for instance, i am the legislator of the year for the humane society. i really appeal to people on a broad spectrum. i have a doctorate. i'm a scientist. my first degree was in theology. i was a home builder. so i can ident
CBS
Oct 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> today both candidates bring the battle to the commonwealth. >> kristin fisher is live from the satellite center with more on the race for the white house. 17 days until election day kristin? >> reporter: wow, hard to believe and hard to believe it was just two nights ago that we wahed these two men go at it in one of the most heated debates in modern presidential history. and they'll be back at it again today. president obama will be at george mason university in fairfax. mitt romney in abingdon, virginia. but last night they were friendly. funny, mitt romney made fun of his stiff public persona. while the president poked at hiss poor performance during the first debate. yes, i think this is what voters want to see a bit more of right? now, this dinner, the al smith dinner, it's been a tradition for presidential candidates ever since world war ii. the fancy affair in midtown, manhattan and both candidates were wearing white ties and tails. something that romney said made him feel quite comfortable. >> but it's nice to finally relax and to wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> eve
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
in the streets of college park following the school's big win against duke back in march 2010. kristin fisher joins us live from college park with a preview of what's expected to happen in court today. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. these two prince george's county police officers reginald baker and james harrison have been charged with first degree assault, second degree assault, and misconduct in office for what they allegedly did on these streets over two years ago. remember the maryland men's basketball team had just beaten duke and thousands of students celebrated by partying in these streets in college park. police had said the students were rioting but students claimed the officers overreacted. in total 33 people were arrested that night but it was a video that surfaced more than a year later that changed everything and led to those indictments. this is the video taken from a dorm room window and those these to police officers beating then 22-year-old student john mckenna. at the time the officers said mckenna and another student struck the officers and injured their
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
county. kristin fisher is live in silver spring with more. >> reporter: this is the scene of the third shooting of the morning ten years ago today. a housekeeper was just reading a book sitting on a bench outside this restaurant in silver spring when she was shot and killed. no one knew what to make of it. in fact the first person to call 911 callly thought it was a suicide. listen to the 911 tape. >> yes. >> i need an ambulance and police at leisure world plaza at the -- by the post office. a girl just shot herself. >> that caller thought it was a suicide but a second 911 caller wasn't so certain. >> you don't see a weapon? >> no. >> as soon as we realized it was not a suicide, it was apparent it was not a suicide, then we start thinking this is not -- there's something unusual happening here. >> reporter: that was tom carr, the former montgomery county fire chief. he said the shooting that happened here, the third one of the morning was when everyone knew something was seriously wrong, that someone was targeting innocent random people. for the next 23 days, we were all stalked by a p
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
lawyer says sandusky plans to tell the court he is innocent. kristin fisher is live in the satellite center. she's previewing the hearing today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. jerry sandusky did not testify at his june trial but he is expected to speak today at his sentencing. he's expected to proclaim his innocence. in fact yesterday he even called in to a penn state radio station to essentially sort of give a preview of what he's going to be saying today in court. here is just an expert from that recording. take a listen. >> they could take away my life. they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: keep in mind that 68-year-old former football coach has already been convicted on 48 counts of child sex abuse but sandusky says he want as new trial. he says the judge denied his legal team adequate time to mount a defense. he also accuses one of his victims of essentially making the whole thing up. >> a young man who is dramatic, a veteran accuse
CBS
Oct 29, 2012 4:30am EDT
'll be hearing more from kristin fisher who is live in rehoboth. good more than and welcome to 9news now. today is monday, october 29. i'm andrea roane. mike hydeck, monika samtani all on board. howard bernstein, though, has today's forecast and it's all about hurricane sandy. we'll begin with a quick look though at closures. this is pretty easy. almost everything in the metro region is closed starting with the federal government. most local governments also closed. emergency personnel, though, are still asked to report. every major public transportation agency is closed today, including metro transit and vre. pretty much every flight into and out of our region has been canceled. you're advised to call your airline first if you have any questions about getting in or out of town. marc is shut down today. amtrak canceled most of its northeast corridor trains. again it's pret much a quiet day. today is also the third day of an extended weekend for most school systems in our region, and we have all of this information on our website. it's wusa9.com. we keep it updated 24/7. >>> very little traffic
CBS
Oct 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
over duke got out of hand. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live at that scene along route 1. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. these two officers are still facing two other charges, second degree assault and misconduct in office. but that first degree assault charge has been dropped because the judge says that the student's injuries simply were not severe enough to warrant such a severe charge, that first degree charge. it's been dropped. two other charges remain. yesterday in court the judge essentially said that prosecutors had not presented enough evidence to prove what needs to be proved in the state of maryland to get that first degree assault charge which is that someone has caused or attempted to cause serious injury. prosecutors clearly disagreed with the judge's decision. they say the student here, john mckenna, had a concussion. and they also say, you know, who knows what the long-term effects might be. but officer baker, one of the defendants, told jurors yesterday that he never hit mckenna intentionally in the head and that he was only trying to get him
CBS
Oct 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
. kristin fisher joins us live from college park with a preview. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. prince george's county police officers, reginald baker and james harrison have been charged with first degree assault, second degree assault and misconduct in office for what they allegedly did on these streets over two years ago. remember, what had just happened was maryland's men's basketball team had just upset duke and thousands of students celebrated by partying in the streets. police had said that students were rioting but they claim police overreacted. 44 people were arrested but it was a video that surfaced more than a year later and changed everything and led to these indictments. the video was taken from a dorm room window and shows these two police officers beating a then 21-year-old student john mckenna. at the times the officers said mckenna and another student had struck the officers and jurldz their horses. they -- injured their horses. they also said the horses kicked the students inflicting those injuries. in the video you can clearly see that never happened.
CBS
Oct 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
in boca raton, florida was supposed to focus on foreign policy. chris finish fisher is in our -- kristin fisher is in our satellite center with more on what happened. a lot thought they could veer this toward the economy. did they do that? >> reporter: for the most part the candidates did stick to foreign policy. there was really no clear winner out of the third and final debate although both cbs and cnn instant polls did give president obama a slight edge. but mitt romney, he held his own, no major gaffes, even though the subject matter of this third and final debaipt as you said -- debate as you said foreign policy is widely considered to be his weakest issue. you can see these two candidates were all smiles when they walked out, but no -- make no mistake about it, this was another very heated debate. the most memorable line, the most tweeted line about the night came from the president who attacked his opponent's comments about cuts to the defense budget. >> i think governor romney hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. you mentioned the navy for example, we have
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
1933. kristin fisher is live at nats park, one of our favorite places. >> reporter: good morning. can you believe it? for the first time in 79 years we're going to have playoff baseball right here in the nation's capital. feels good, doesn't it. for fans this is something they have been waiting for ever since the nats first came here in 2005. now finally we're division champs. just check out the scene insides the locker room right after the nats left the field last night. absolute craziness insides the clubhouse. coaches, managers, players all getting showered in shame pain. stephen strasburg even did the limbo but not bryce harper. he's only 19 so he shared apple cider with la roche's son. fireworks, beer, more champagne. it was a moment that they have dreamed of for six straight months and yet even after 96 wins, the best record in major league baseball, it was a moment that almost the team couldn't even believe was actually happening. >> this is pretty unbelievable. to get us to this town, this city, this team, speechless. >> coming out in the spring, nobody talked about us having
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
. kristin fisher is live at nationals park with more on the 2012nl east champions. kristin? >> reporter: 79 years. we're going to have playoff baseball right here in the nation's capital. for fans this is something they've been waiting for ever since the team first came here in 2005. and now finally we're number  one. check out the scene. inside the locker room right after all the players left the field last night it was crazy inside the clubhouse. the players, coaches, manager davey johnson, all of them getting showered in sham pain. stephen strasburg apparently even did the limbo but not bryce harper. the all-star is only 19. he had to share some apple cider, nonalcoholic apple cider with adam la roche's 9-year-old son. 22 home runs he still can't drink the bubbly. minutes earlier the team celebrated on the field. fireworks, more shame pain. it was a moment -- champagne. it was a moment they dreamed of for six straight months. it was a moment they almost couldn't believe was happening. >> it's unbelievable. this town, this city, this team, it's speechless. >> in the spring nobody talked
CBS
Oct 17, 2012 6:00am EDT
and -- across the country and around the world. kristin fisher joins us with that part of the story. >> reporter: good morning. i've been in the print room at the newseum for about an hour and a half. i've started to notice a trend in day after the second presidential debate. that trend would be this picture. it's a picture of the two candidates pointing fingers at each other. it's a moment that came about 20 minutes into the debate. a very fiery exchange the two candidates were going at each other on the issue of how they would balance the budget. it was a moment on twitter where folks were saying whoa, are these candidates going to actually have a brawl here? it was a very -- it was a big moment in the debate, i think the moment of the debate. it kind of was indicative of the flavor of the second debate which is was a very substantive debate but also very engaging and exciting to watch. this is the front page of "the washington post." the headline here with stakes high, temperatures rise. sharp exchanges in second debate. a more fiery obama hits back at romney. so the post giving a slight edge
CBS
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
their inflatable raft overturned. kristin fisher is in frederick, maryland to show how things are looking there. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: yeah, it was really ugly yesterday, but it is getting better now. what we're talking about, this is the monocacy river. it is the river that runs underneath i-70 up through the national battlefield. and then up to here where i am now, the pine cliff park. as you can see, it's completely flooded out. this is the main drag into the park and pashing lot, all the picnic tables, camps spots, they're all back there. no way you can get anywhere close to them. here i am just a little bit into the flooding. it's maybe about a foot deep. but right here that's a full size street sign almost completely under water. there's a stop sign way back there and you can only see the very tip of it. it gets very deep very fast which is just one reason why this is still so dangerous. it is coming down. let me show you how much. this is about i'd say maybe 20 feet. it's been coming down throughout the morning. but at its peak when we first got here, it was about 22 feet r
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
like this on campus. kristin fisher is live in college park with the story this morning. good morning to you kristin. >> reporter: good morning jessica. good morning mike. well the management company that runs the dorm the capstone management company says they are aware of this bedbug problem and that they're actively working to fix it. but students say it's not happening fast enough. and they're worried that it's actually starting to affect their schoolwork and let me show you why. take a look at the kinds of living conditions that these students are having to deal with. their clothes are being kept in garbage bags, the beds have been stripped of sheets and they've had to vacate their apartments for several hours while the exterminators come in and try to rid their units of bedbugs. so far the problem is confined to just two units in the south campus common 7. but even the management company calls the issue an increasing problem on campus. >> i just feel like a little bit more needs to be done to take care of it and less than six weeks because we can't keep living like this. >> it's
CBS
Oct 16, 2012 6:00am EDT
. kristin fisher joins us live from the tellite center with more on their rescue. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. what a relief. you know, these two men had been missing in the back country of glacier national park for four days. and anybody who has been hiking knows that so much can go wrong when you're out in the back country. hypothermia, grizzly bears, getting lost. we still don't know exactly what happened to these to men but that really doesn't matter for this family because all they care about is that their loved ones are coming home safe and sound. now, i want to show you a picture. here we go. this is a picture of one of the men, jason hiser from richmond right after he was rescued around 4:30 yesterday afternoon. this image was posted on a facebook page dedicated to finding him. you can see he looks great. big smile, no injuries. here's a shot of him with his friend and hiking part near neal peckens from herndon. that's neal on the left. jason on the right. the two mehad met at the virginia-maryland regional college of veterinary medicine. over the years they
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live in college park with the story. oh it makes me itch even thinking about it kristin,. >> reporter: it's really a gross story and the management company that runs the dorms the capstone management group says that they're aware of the issues and that they're working to fix it. but for the students who live in these two units that are affected, they say that they are still waking up every morning with bedbug bites all over their bodies and it's starting to affect their school work. i mean just imagine if you had to study while living like this. their clothes are in bargain bags and they've had to move the furniture away from the walls and they've had to vacate their apartment for several hours for the exterminators, even the management company calls the issue an increasing progress. >> i just feel like a little bit more needs to be done to take care of it and less than six weeks because we can't keep living like this. >> yeah it's not a place to stay. we're all stressed i'm continuing to get bitten. it's painful it's itchy to be bitten by the i
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
in the polls. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is in our satellite center with more. >> reporter: good morning. if you all wanted a real nitty gritty debate full of substance, this was it. the candidates used lots of numbers. they were very in the weeds so to speak. i imagine their message was at times almost tough to follow for the average american. they spent the entire 90 minutes focusing on domestic policies. the first 30 minutes were spent entirely on issue number one job creation. >> over the last 30 months we've seen five million jobs in the private sector created. the all toe industry has come roar -- auto industry has come roaring back. and housing has begun to rise. but we all know that we still got a lot of work to do. so the question here tonight is not where we've been but where we're going. governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skew towards the wealthy and roll back regulations that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. >> i'm concerned that the path we're on has just been unsuccessful. the president has a view very similar to the view he had when
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
. kristin fisher tracking the debate for us this morning. she's live in the satellite center trying to break it all down. these are complex issues. >> reporter: good morning. this debate was so focused on the economy that it took the candidates 45 minutes before they ever mentioned the words health care. but when they did, it was certainly one ever the more memorable exchanges of the night. lively exchanges of the night. at one point mitt romney told the president point blank that if elected, he would repeal his health care law to which the president responded by saying, but we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. here's part of that exchange. >> i want to take the $716 billion you've cut it and put it back into medicare. by the way, we can include a prescription program. but the idea of cutting $716 billion from medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of obama care is in my opinion a mistake. with regards to young people coming along, i've got proposals to make sure medicare and social security are there for them without any question. >> if you repeal obama care
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
. kristin fisher is live in silver spring, maryland with a look back this morning. good morning. >> reporter: this is actually the scene of the third shooting on the more than ten years ago today. sarah ramos, a 34-year-old housekeeper was just reading a book sitting on a bench outside this crisp & juicy restaurant when she was shot and killed. at first no one really knew what happened. the first person to call 911 actually thought it was a suicide. >> i need an ambulance and police at leisure world plaza at the end by the post office. a girl just shot herself. >> reporter: we don't seem to have that tape but apparently the first 911 caller thought it was a suicide, but the second one wasn't so certain. that person stated that he couldn't see a weapon and so that moment is actually what led tom carr, the former montgomery county fire chief to say that this moment, this shooting was the moment that everyone sort of knew that something was seriously wrong, that someone or someones as the case may be were targeting innocent random people. for the next 23 days, we were all just really living in
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
, was this just a cheap setup or blatant proof of dishonest politics? kristin fisher is live with the allegations which were caught on a hidden camera but it's an interesting twist. >> reporter: it is a very interesting twist with just two weeks to go till election day. the hidden camera footage was recorded outside a restaurant in arlington on october 8. it was recorded by an undercover investigator from the conservative watchdog group. you can see the undercover investigator is disguised as disabilityic sup -- as a democratic supporter as he approaches patrick. at first patrick seems hess assistant. listen closely -- hesitant. listen closely. >> reporter: the investigator pushes on. that's when the field dreghtor and son of an -- director and son of an 11-term congressman finally gives advice on how to pull off this deception at the polls. he doesn't support the plan but does tell the investigator to look into it. >> reporter: yesterday after the video went viral, his father's campaign released a statement saying, quote, patrick is a well liked and was a well respected member of the campaign te
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
. kristin fisher joins us live with more on what's expected in court later today. >> reporter: good morning. jerry sandusky did not testify at his june trial but he is expected to speak at today's sentencing and he's expected to proclaim his innocence. in fact, yesterday sandusky even called in to the penn state radio station from his jail cell to essentially give a preview of what he's expected to say in court this morning. here's part of that recording. >> they can take away my life. they came make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: former assistant football coach has already been convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse. but sandusky says he want as new trial. he says the judge denied his legal time adequate time to mount a defense. he's also accusing one of his victims of essentially making the whole thing up. >> a young man who is dramatic, a veteran accuser and always sought attention started everything. he was joined by a well orchestrated effort of the med
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Oct 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
comical moments at the al smith dinner. a fundraiser for catholic charities. kristin fisher is live in the satellite center with more. good morning kristin. >> reporter: good morning. well you know two nights ago, we watched these two men go at it in one of the most heated presidential debates in modern history. but last night they acted almost like it never happened. they were friendly, funny, romney made fun of his stiff public persona and the president poked at his own poor performance during the first debate. the smith dinner has been a good stop ever since world war ii. it's a fancy affair in manhattan and both were wearing white ties and tails something romney said made him quite comfortable. >> it's nice to finally relax and to wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> everyone please take your seats. otherwise clint eastwood will yell at them. >> i was actually hoping the president would bring joe biden along this evening because he'll laugh at anything. >> the unemployment rate is at the lowest level since i took office. i don't have a joke here. i just thought it'd be
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
to remind people about their objectives. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live at farragut square where protesters' plans may cause problems for commuters this morning. good morning. >> reporter: it may certainly cause some problems traffic wise at least. these occupy d.c. protesters have planned two demonstrations to mark this one-year anniversary. storm k street and shut down k street. the first one will be leaving from right here in farragut square in just two hours at 7:00 a.m. the protesters are going to be targeting about 30 of the usual suspects. that includes banks, businesses, government agencies all along the k street corridor. goldman sacss, freddie mac, the imf, the american bankers association, u.s. department of justice just to name a few. for people who work at those places and who work in the k street area, you know what you're going to be dealing with. these are the same kinds of demonstrations you saw one year ago. it was exactly one year ago today that occupy d.c. protesters first started camping out in mcpherson square. remember, they lived there for almost four mont
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
trees, the flooded roads and of course the power outages. >> our kristin fisher shows us what it was like when high tide hit this morning in lowes, delaware. >> reporter: this is high tide at the beach. we're about ten miles northwest from rehoboth beach and we tame here because this is the community we've been worried about through hurricane sandy. i'm very happy to tell you that this high tide is as bad as it's going to get for folks here. now you can see the water is rolling in and it's getting close. check out this home right over here and you can see that the waters are getting right up to the garage doors. so it came very close but so far, no flooding to report inside any of these homes. now as close as it's come during this high tide it was even worse during last night's high tide at the peak of hurricane sandy. i spoke with the owner of the daily market just up the road and he said that's the most scared he's ever been in a hurricane. >> i think this storm was the scariest storm at its peak. i've had blizzards and we've had nor'easters and a lot of flooding but this wa
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Oct 31, 2012 4:30am EDT
north along the monocacy river in frederick county. kristin fisher joins us live with a look at that part of the story. kristin? >> reporter: i've been out atra hoe both beach -- at rehoboth beach the last few days so it's different to come out here in frederick and see the effects of hurricane sandy. this is the monocacy river. it's at 21 feet right now, crested at 22 feet a few hours ago. flood stage 15 feet. so this is way, way, way up. just look at that street sign right there. this is pine cliff park, a very popular park here in frederick and we can't even get to it because the entire road back there, all the parking lots completely flooded out. yesterday, i want to show you guys some pictures of probably the absolute worst of this flooding because it was when two people tried to cross some of these flooded out fields. they were trying to cross them on a boat and they got stuck in the raging waters. and they had to be rescued. pretty dramatic images. they were okay. fire crews came out and were able to take them out on a boat and they were just final. but it goes to -- j
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Oct 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
are considering implementing a ban on the sale of those huge sugary drinks. >> kristin fisher has more on the proposed ban. it's a similar one to the one already in place in new york city. >> just because new york did it doesn't mean we have to do it. >> reporter: just mentioning the word sugary drink ban is enough to set off this owner of a d.c. convenience store. how would this affect your business? >> hurt me big time. >> reporter: it's not a done deal, not even close. no action of any kind has been taken by the d.c. council. but according to wtop, during the recent at large debate, two current council members said they would vote to ban the sale of large sugary drinks. new york city has already banned the sale of sugary drinks over 16 ounces. that's the size of 7-eleven's gulp, the smallest in the big gulp family. so in new york, the big gulp is already banned and don't even think about the whopping 64- ounce double gulp. >> i never even drink but half of the big gulp. it would be fine with me. >> reporter: supporters say a ban could help curb obesity and diabetes. >> well, i think
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Oct 18, 2012 5:00am EDT
says there is not enough evidence to support a first degree assault charge. kristin fisher is live from college park. she has more on the latest in this investigation and the court proceedings. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. these two officers are still facing second degree assault and misconduct in office. but that first degree assault charge, it has been dropped because the judge essentially ruled yesterday that there was not enough evidence to prove that that student had sustained serious enough injuries to warrant that first degree assault charge. kind of the background on that is in the state of maryland, first degree assault only occurs when somebody causes or attempts to cause serious physical injury. yesterday in court, the judge said that prosecutors had not presented enough evidence proving that the student john mckenna had sustained such serious or permanent injuries or that the officers intended to inflict such injuries. in the judge's own words, there's been no permanency. he recovered from his head injury. prosecutors clearly disagree. they say the proof
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
at nationals park. >> kristin fisher joins us live from nats park in southeast d.c. previewing today's big game. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, guys. an exciting morning. we're just hours away from the first post-season game ever played here at nats park. it is all sold out but you can still get tickets. i've got the man who can tell you how. gregory mccarthy, he's the vice president of government and municipal affairs with the washington nationals. gregory, thanks for being with us bright and early. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's a good morning for you. >> go nats. >> reporter: how can people still come see this game if they don't already have tickets? >> as you might expect after waiting almost eight decades for post-season baseball, this season and this region have responded great to us. we are sold out for today except we're going to have available at 9:00 a.m. when our box office opens, a limited number of standing room only tickets. we hope people will come down and take advantage of those. >> reporter: get here early. limited quantys people. let's tal
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Oct 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
fisher joins us from the satellite center with a look at a very complex situation. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning. no doubt the republican incumbent rosco bartlet has the experience. he's 86 years old. he's been at this for 20 years but his democratic challenger john delaney is a successful businessman in and of his own right and no doubt this redistricting has certainly given delaney the edge. both of these candidates sat down here in our studios last night with our derek mcginty to debate the issues and to discuss why each of them are running. >> some have suggested part of the reason you're running is because the party asked you to do it because they didn't have anybody who had a chance. did that have anything to do with it? >> i reach across the aisle. i'm the legislator of the year for the humane society. i appeal to people on a broad spectrum. i have a doctorate. i'm a scientist. my first degree was in theology. i was a home builder. so i can identify with people in a lot of different areas. >> why are you running? >> listen, i think the american dream is about to
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Oct 17, 2012 5:00am EDT
are the votessers and newspapers react -- voters and newspapers reacting to last night's debate? kristin fisher is live with more on this. a late night for you. >> reporter: good morning. well, you know, i think the consensus this morning is that this was not a blowout showdown like the first debate with us, but i think the edge is going to have to go to president obama. president obama did what he needed to do. he was on the attack right from the get go. he defended his record. he was really energetic, very engaged, a very different president obama than the one we saw show up to the first debate last week. but mitt romney by all accounts, he really held his own. he went after the president. the only issue was he didn't really have any big memorable moments. he wasn't quite as shining as he was during the first debate but no big mistakes so a lot of folks say a draw but i think the edge is going to have to go to president obama. let me tell you about where we are. we are inside the print room here at the museum. you know when you go outside the museum every morning and you see the big front pag
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
. kristin fisher is live outside nats park with more this morning. hey, kristin. good to see you. >> reporter: good morning, boys. baseball doesn't get any better than this. last night's game probably the most dramatic finish ever here at nats park. i'm sure you've already seen it. it's just that good. we're going to show it again. let me set the stage for you. bottom of the 9th, nats tied 1- 1 with the cardinals and jason wirth in the middle of a marathon at-bat. then on the 13th pitch this. >> 3-2. a drive hit deep to left field. looking up. it's gone. >> reporter: itself nats -- the nats go crazy. jason wirth, the hero of the night proving why he gets paid the big bucks. look at all of the love from his teammates. they all wanted this so bad. now we're going to game five. here is jason -- jaysonwerth just minutes after hitting the at-bat. >> i had a little something last night. i was sit at home watching my boy ibanez do it. he gave me something today. >> that's the way it should end, jayson werth hitting that home run. it was the 13th, 14th pitch at- bat. it was a great effor
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00am EDT
into the playoffs. kristin fisher joins us live from outside nats park in southeast d.c. she has more. kristin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mike and andrea. you know, one more loss and it's all over for the team with the best record in baseball. but, you know, a best record doesn't mean all that much when you can't get any runs in the playoffs against the ranking world series champs. yesterday's game, i'll tell you what, it was so frustrating to watch because therwere just so many wasted opportunities. in the words of jason, he said we were just one bloop away from a totally different ballgame. he was slightly right n. three games the nats have stranded 30 runners. they've been outscored 22-7. yesterday they left 11 men on base while getting shutout 8-0. but despite the setbacks, this team hasn't pushed the panic button just yet. listen. >> we lost another battle. we've got a couple more battles we need to win. >> we weren't the best team in baseball for no reasonable. we've got a good group of guys here. there's no doubt we believe in ourselves. >> we've done a great job all year, been
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Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
conference this morning. kristin fisher was there and joins us live with more on that report. >> reporter: sad as it is, this is something that's relative common among newborn panda cubs. think of it like this. the liver needs oxygen but when you have underdeveloped lungs, it mes that the liver can't get enough of that oxygen which leads to liver failure and that's what happened here. here is the zoo's chief veterinarian to explain in a bit more detail. >> our current thinking is that since the lungs were not fully developed, they did not bring in as much oxygen and not much oxygen got to the liver which killed the liver cells and out matily caused the death of the cub. >> reporter: dr. suzan murray headlined the highly anticipated announcement two weeks after the six-day old pab today cub -- panda cub was found dead. at the same time mama panda was sitting behind us eating treats. it's good sign she's moving on but her appetite is only about 80% of what she normally eats. her vet says her late is still about 20 pounds underweight. >> she's down on her bamboo consumption but she's doing g
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Oct 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, kristin fisher, 9news now. >>> when we come back, i'm going to be one on one with maryland's lieutenant governor anthony brown. we're going to talk about the state of emergency that is already in place for maryland. >>> we told you that officials in the metropolitan area are getting ready for hurricane sandy. in fact, virginia and maryland have already issued a state of emergency. i'm delighted to have the lieutenant governor of maryland here with me anthony brown to talk exactly what does this mean. >> thanks for having me on. yes, the governor did declare a state of emergency and basically by declaring a state of emergency, it positions us well with the federal government to the extent that if we need to request assistance from the federal government, whether the assistance is in the aftermath or the recovery but it's important to declare it now. more importantly as you're covering this incident, to let marylanders and virginians know that a severe weather is on the way to the area. >> what should residents do? >> the first thing they should do is not only looking at your website but
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the camera, too, but when bruce johnson and kristin fisher and all our other colleagues out by the beach talk about the significance and the power of that storm and how quickly it can take you, you could see by that video it illustrates that point. >> feet and feet above the other waves. >>> let's talk about power outages which have been going up and up. russ ptacek is checking those us for us with the different utilities. >> just since i last spoke to you, 40,000 more outages. on twitter you'll see these numbers that came out about five minutes ago, 138,000 now without power. bge reporting 66,000, pepco 20,000, dominion -- this is the biggest change -- 43,000 dominion customers without power, novak 1,649, smeco 4,326 and rappahannock about 3,000. let's look at dominion. that is the biggest change. those numbers may have doubled since we last spoke. here is one, this big interesting at the end of fairfax you see the x. x marks the spot. that big red spot means more than 2,500 customers in that zip code are without power. then these other areas that are dots, those indicate outages, also, but
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